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Trudy I totally understand your frustration. I go through a similar thing with DH's family. It's around an 11 hour drive from where we are up to NJ where DH's family is. The only reason we go up there is to see his family. Every year we drive up there and no one goes out of their way to make time for us. We only see them 1 time a year and we are the ones that put forth the effort. It's ok for me and DH to take off time for the trip but god forbid anyone else make a small sacrifice. I didn't want to go up this past summer but it was my nieces 1st birthday. This same nieces parents act like my kids don't even exist but expect us to drop everything for their kid. They are so self centered. They had a fit because no one sent them an anniversary card on their anniversary. Hello! I have been married 20 years and have never gotten a card from them nor have my kids ever gotten a birthday card and they are 13 and 15 now. I told DH we are not going up next year. And as much as my brother can be a PITA, he and his wife always make time to visit us. They try to come for the kids birthdays, holidays etc. DH's family...Nothing.